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Wedding Planner

The very best McHenry County-area professionals are ready to help you plan a picture-perfect wedding. 

Travel

Cary Travel Express

A destination wedding to a great escape like Dreams Riviera Cancun, Mexico (pictured), is a popular option for couples and their families and friends. Cary Travel Express is ready to help plan the details! Photo: Verseman-Weidner

Location

9 Jandus Road

Website

http://carytravelexpress.com

Phone

847.639.3300

SW Travel

SW Travel offers 50 years of travel experience, a free honeymoon registry, best price guarantee and Honeymoon Club. Let SW Travel help you plan your dream honeymoon or destination wedding!

Location

445 Park Ave., Cary

Website

http://swtravelinc.com

Phone

847.462.0056

Flowers

Apple Creek Weddings

Voted “Best of Weddings 2017” by The Knot, Apple Creek Weddings is your premiere wedding florist serving McHenry County and surrounding areas. Our professionally trained designers work closely with each bride to create beautiful flowers for all budgets and styles. From traditional to contemporary, rustic to elegant, we can transform your vision into the wedding of your dreams.

Location

207 N. Throop St., Woodstock

Website

http://applecreekweddings.com

Phone

815.338.2255

Deborah Strand Designs

Deborah Strand Designs, an award-winning AIFD, ICPF floral designer, specializes in custom wedding flowers from traditional to contemporary. Deborah works personally with each bride to make her day as special as it can be!

Location

Cary

Website

http://deborahstranddesigns.com

Phone

847.997.5540

Email

deborahstranddesigns@gmail.com

Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center

Congratulations! You’re getting married! Your wedding is special, not only to you, but to the floral specialists at Countryside. Make an appointment for a free consultation to convey your dream wedding to someone who can make it come true! Our professionals will help you create a unique and beautiful wedding atmosphere that will be a precious memory for the rest of your life.

Location

5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176), Crystal Lake

Website

http://countrysideflowershop.com/our-services/wedding

Phone

815.459.8130

Photography

J Nanez Photography

Happily ever after starts with J Nanez Photography, specializing in engagement and wedding photography in the Chicago area. View more photo samples in the album.

Location

McHenry

Website

http://www.jnanezphotography.com

Phone

815.790.0458

Beauty

Crowning Touch Fascinators

Make a stunning statement on your wedding day with an elegant fascinator or veil fashioned by Crowning Touch Fascinators. Designer, Janice Stretch, uses distinctive elements to fashion one-of-a-kind bridal headpieces and veils to help you express your unique bridal style. Your bridesmaids, flower girls and mothers will also feel elegant with a dazzling fascinator designed by Crowning Touch Fascinators. Mention “MCL’s Wedding Planner” and receive 10 percent off of your total order.

Location

McHenry

Website

https://facebook.com/CrowningTouchFascinators

Phone

815.355.7890; contact@crowningtouchfascinators.com

Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa

It’s your day to be beautiful, and for more than 30 years, the staff at Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa has been creating elegant bridal hair styles, makeup (including airbrush foundation), skincare, beautiful nail designs and semi-permanent eyelash extensions for McHenry County brides. Whether your bridal party is large or small, our experienced staff is dedicated to making your day special. We offer hair and makeup practice sessions for the bride.

Location

318 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake

Website

http://paulhylandsalon.com

Phone

815.455.0780

Venues

Park Place

Your wedding and bridal shower plans begin at Park Place. Park Place is an historical building nestled in a wooded neighborhood in Crystal Lake, making it a unique location for special occasions such as showers and weddings. Park Place’s features include elegant banquet facility; professional event planner; large bar with premium liquors; parlors for small group settings; dance floor; upgraded sound system; large stage; 9-foot screen; and prep kitchen. Affordable pricing. View our Facebook album for more photos. Watch video.

Location

406 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake

Website

http://crystallakeparks.org/park-place-banquets

Phone

815.477.5871

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

McHenry County’s only full-service hotel, the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake is the perfect choice for weddings customized to every couple’s dreams. Keep calm because it’s all about you!

Location

800 S. Illinois Rte. 31

Website

http://hicrystallake.com

Phone

815.477.7000

Raue Center For The Arts

Housed in a historic building located in the heart of downtown Crystal Lake, Raue Center has immediate access to Metra transportation to and from the northwest suburbs to downtown Chicago. It offers flexible space with almost limitless possibilities. The floor plan can cover more than 2,500 square feet of space. There is seating available for up to 750 and catering for up to 300. Photo: RFP Photography

Location

26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake

Website

http://rauecenter.org

Phone

815.356.9010

Amber's Art Place

Brides: Bring your bachelorette party and a few bottles of wine to Amber’s Art Place and leave with a piece of art and memories that will last a lifetime.

Location

9243 s. Rt. 31 Lake in the Hills (Trinity Commons)

Website

http://ambersartplace.com

Phone

815.404.6520

Mixin Mingle

If you’re on the hunt for a statement-making venue for your bridal shower, wedding or bachelorette party, Mixin Mingle is your place with locations on the historical Woodstock Square and downtown McHenry. Customized setups come out to play and innovation runs wild. We provide the backdrop and buzz. You bring the fun. 

Location

124 Cass St., Woodstock; and 1118 N Green St., McHenry

Website

http://mixinmingle.com

Phone

815.308.5170

Email

info@mixinmingle.com

Cakes

Konrad's Bakery

The perfect wedding deserves the perfect cake. Konrad’s Bakery, 2015 and 2016 Best of the Fox winner (Wedding Cake category), specializes in beautiful and tasty wedding cakes for any budget.

Location

9531 Ackman Rd., Lake in the Hills

Website

http://konradsbakery.com

Phone

815.526.3947

SweetPea Cake & Cupcake Boutique

SweetPea Cakes is a from-scratch, boutique bakery designing custom wedding cakes and cupcakes, working with many clients from their engagement party to their wedding through the first birthdays of their children. No event is too big or too small to have a one-of-a-kind, memorable dessert designed especially for you.

Location

40 N. Williams St. (Brink Street Market), Downtown Crystal Lake

Website

http://sweetpeacakestudio.com

Phone

815.477.2253

Email

carrie@sweetpeacakestudio.com

Professional Services

Comfort Inn Crystal Lake

The pet-friendly Comfort Inn & Suites in Crystal Lake will get you rested and ready for anything. The location off Route 14 in the central area of the city offers convenience to wedding venues and a variety of attractions. Book your wedding block here.

Location

595 Tracy Trail, Crystal Lake

Website

https://choicehotels.com/illinois/crystal-lake/comfort-inn-hotels/il046

Phone

815.444.0040

White Dove Release

Bring your fairy tale wedding dreams to life with a live White Dove Release. It’s a truly unique, unforgettable experience you’ll cherish forever.

Location

Woodstock

Website

http://wdrelease.com

Phone

815.575.9359

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